DIY dinner

DIY dinner

One of the 10 golden rules of cartooning is to make cartoons that don’t need explaining. Well, with good intent I assumed spanner crabs were common across the globe, but I discovered that they are predominantly found in the warmer parts of Australia.

I’m not sure why they call it the spanner crab, as it’s claws aren’t very spanner like. It lives in shallow sandy sea waters and hides itself under the sand. With only its eyes and mouth popping above the sand, it patiently waits for any small fish to unsuspectingly pass by.

Anyway, back to those golden rules. I’m assuming there are 10, but haven’t tried to create a list. Any ideas for 2 – 10?


Merry Christmas Dyslexic Tree

Angel decorationsMerry Christmas to all and a safe and happy New Year!

 

 

 


Careful what you wish for…

The Grinch's Christmas presentLove a good Dr. Seuss book. Here are a few fun facts you mightn’t know about this talented man:

  • His real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel and had other pen names prior to staying with Dr Seuss – Dr. Theophrastus Seuss, Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone
  • Although the Grinch is specific character in a Dr. Seuss book, it is now commonly used to refer to people displaying a similar distain to Christmas
  • He married twice, but had no children. The irony would lead people to ask, Why no kids? He used to answer, ’You have ‘em; I’ll entertain ‘em.’
  • The Cat is the Hat was inspired after a text book editor read an article in Life magazine about the high rate of illiteracy amongst children. He commissioned Dr Seuss to write a book for kids to read. the catch was, he was only to use the 250 words provided to him by the editor.

Frank’s boss finds advantages of his newly acquired corporate stilts

Corporate ladder replaced

Many thanks to GD, long time friend of Just Outside the Box, for coming up with this cartoon after commenting on the last episode of Frank and his boss.


The corporate stilts

A possible replacement for the corporate ladder – mobile corporate stilts?

Corporate ladder stilts


A Merry Christmas Freebie

Yes, it’s time for another Fabulous Friday Freebie.

Free christmas cracker templateMake Christmas personal this year with your very own home made crackers.

This freebie comes complete with:

  • wrapper design
  • a really daggy hat (but it wouldn’t be the same without one)
  • a really cool cartoon joke (made by yours truly and pretty funny if I do say so myself) and
  • of course, instructions (a last resort for most)

This year, in celebration of my soon to be released kids picture book – How to make an Alien – we’ve gone for an alien theme. Enjoy and download today!


The safety committee visit Frank’s floor

glass ceiling